Espanyol does not care if they wait for him back or that they squeeze him in his area, as did a marble Athletic, which caused Rubi's players to play with his rougher skin. And it earned him to be victorious once again - he is already five straight wins in his stadium - and placed second in LaLiga after 11 days. All the magical dreams fluttered tonight for the rainy and icy evening in Cornellà-El Prat. Nobody stops the audacity of a Espanyol that plays and suffers with the aplomb of a big one, that counts with a huge Diego López and a Borja Iglesias whose shots are gold: he already has six goals.
The Athletic remains stalked by the descent and without mordant, although tonight believed in its possibilities. In the first half hour, Espanyol was entrenched in his field because he could not jump the pressure rojiblanca, personified in a midfield Rico, San Jose and Dani Garcia, which blurred the Rubi. Until the 35th minute there was not the first shot on goal, an innocent shot from Sergio García that Herrerín stopped. A prelude to the blue and white goal. A recovery of Espanyol in the opposite field landed on the feet of Didac, who looked at the area and saw the blood in the eyes of Borja, who won the back to Iñigo Martínez and finished off a header: he has four goals in three games.
Berizzo was shouting in his side. His team came to the area, but was unable to draw Mario Hermoso and David Lopez, two centers of the best in the championship, and last night Luis Enrique could testify from the box. Only Williams and his drives managed to create danger, like a shot to the post at 43 '.
After the break, the game opened and Espanyol, with its 'chameleonic' virtue, was the one who had the clearest chances. Sergio Garcia, Borja and Darder missed three heads-up against Herrerin, while Athletic, without Aduriz and Munian, still found no clear shots. Rubi continues to mold her work of art. Berizzo still does not know how to paint his painting.